Welcome to Year 6
A warm welcome to all pupils joining our Year 6 class after the summer holidays! In order to get the maximum out of the opportunities available to your child, we are writing to you to let you know of the topics, subjects and clubs that your child will be doing. Mrs Skelton, Miss Jennings and I are very much looking forward to the new school year ahead!
In Year 6, we try to create an exciting, integrated and cross-curricular based learning environment, which encourages the children to link their knowledge and understanding across subjects into other areas.
In Term 1, the topic themes will be: World War 2 and a Broader History Study (the Mayan Civilisation).
In Term 2, the topic themes will be: SATs preparation and Studying a region of Europe and the Americas.
In Term 3, the topic themes will be: Understanding latitude, longitude, equator and hemispheres and The Victorians.
SATS will take place in May 2018. Your child will sit tests which will measure their understanding and knowledge in: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG), Reading and Maths. It is of the upmost importance that between us, we do as much as possible to prepare your child to achieve their full potential in these tests. You can support your child by using the internet site ‘SATS online’ which provide previous SATS papers for your child to practise. ‘KS2 BBC Bitesize’ is also a good resource to use.
Being able to read confidently is the key to enjoying and achieving at school. It is absolutely vital that your child reads at home everyday in order to make the maximum progress possible at school. Our School ’Reading Challenge’ will be continuing to encourage the children to develop or continue their passion for reading. We please ask that you sign their reading record once every school night and once over the weekend.
Spellings will be handed out every Monday in order for your child to practise. They will then be tested on Monday. The children will receive a list of activities (topic based) and I expect them to complete at least 6 of these and hand them in at the end of the half term.
Your child will be able to sign up for a wide variety of lunch time and after-school clubs from September. There will be a limited number of places, so children must sign up promptly.
PE: will take place on Tuesday afternoons:
Your child will need a suitable PE kit ie: Black/navy blue shorts, white t-shirt, trainers, (jogging suit for the winter months) so they can safely take part in weekly physical exercise opportunities.
Routines and Procedures:
The school day starts at 8:55 am. Staff will be on the playground from 8.45 am. Before 8.45 am children should not be on the school playground as such. In the morning, before school begins, we kindly ask that children should not to play on the new outdoor equipment. All children line up in the designated area on the main playground and are brought into school by an adult. Children depart school at 3:15 pm and must leave by the top pedestrian gate only. They must not exit through the vehicle access gate.
I’m sure you are aware of how precious your child’s education is. For this reason it is your responsibility to ensure that your child arrives at School on time everyday, in order for them to achieve their full potential.
Other important information:
Coats need to be in school every day. Any medication for your child must be given to an adult in the class and a form must be filled in with detailed instructions for its storage and administration. The forms are kept in the Reception area with Mrs Rowe. Inhalers can be stored in the classroom and they too must be clearly labelled with your child’s name.
Mr Watson, Mrs Skelton and Miss Jennings